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Offline Rich H

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So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« on: December 18, 2015, 10:42:33 PM »
Hey all,

Thanks to the awesome efforts on this board I've started work on my own VSF terrain.

The first project is a 3x3 board for IHMN and the first part of that will be Back to Back houses around a courtyard.
Using Thunderchicken's fine tutorials I've purchased a few materials and started work:



I need to laser cut some windows and doors and mount it all to foamcard and stick it to a baseboard and make some cobbles and...  well you know how it goes...

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2015, 01:50:32 PM »
Looks good so far; TC has inspired you well. Wait...

Full stop.

Are you saying you do your own laser cutting? Are you a colonial?

Doug

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2015, 05:35:22 PM »
Yep I've a small laser cutter its very handy...


Lintels and doorsteps to go then onto the roof.

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2015, 05:47:30 PM »
Oh and North West Blighty based. ;)

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2015, 06:07:49 PM »
It's looking very good  :)
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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2015, 06:51:31 PM »
Oh and North West Blighty based. ;)

The shipping, the shipping...  :'(

REALLY coming along, though!  :D

Doug

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2015, 11:15:49 PM »
Looking great.  I don't s'pose you'd produce a few sets of windows and doors for sale on here would you?

Offline Rich H

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2015, 11:36:12 PM »
I suppose I could...   I'll need more 1mm MDF.
I can do anything you want within reason.  But I'm a hobbyist not a manufacturer ;)

For an example of what I can do see my tanks:
http://www.warlordgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=10505

TheT-50 is my favourite so far:
http://www.warlordgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=51&t=17105&start=10

The problem I always have is pricing.  Materials cost buttons but it's time that's the problem.

Rich
« Last Edit: December 21, 2015, 08:12:40 AM by Rich H »

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2015, 01:50:56 PM »
Looking good Rich!  :-*
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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2015, 06:15:12 PM »
Thanks
Feels like I've tiled a real roof! :o

Chimineys in work.  Lintels made just need paint.




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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2015, 11:00:16 PM »



Just windowsills and lintels to go then work out an interior... and then details...

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2015, 08:47:55 PM »
Very nice work Rich H they really look the part.
 I have been looking for MDF back to backs myself for a few months now, given the popularity of Victorian scifi/ steampunk ect,  I am really surprised that none of the well known laser cut mdf building company's make any. looks like I will have to follow your lead Rich and make my own.

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2015, 09:03:11 PM »
I can laser the foamcard easily but it's the detailing that takes the time.

I managed some greenstuff 'lead flashing' around the chimneys but I'm now away until christmas eve.

Hope is to finish these off and start on the next bits.  I was going to make the courtyard for the back to backs but i think i want to try something more interesting. 

A row of shops or a factory perhaps?   I've got a load of south eastern embossed plasticard on the way so we'll see what santa brings...

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2015, 04:07:34 PM »
Been pondering my next building.

The plans are:
Tiled pub
Row of shops
Engine house and corrugated iron factory.

I'm also planning a raised railway along one table edge.

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Re: So the VSF adventure begins - Back to Backs.
« Reply #14 on: December 25, 2015, 02:32:35 PM »
Great looking project!

 

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